Neuropsychology of memory function: a guide for clinicians

Cullen, B. and Evans, J. (2014) Neuropsychology of memory function: a guide for clinicians. Social Care and Neurodisability, 5(2),

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Abstract

Purpose - This review aims to summarise key models of the neuropsychology of memory function, illustrating how they can be used to inform the assessment and formulation of memory disorders in clinical practice.

Design/methodology/approach - Models of short term and working memory, long term memory, and prospective memory are described. Commonly used tools and methods to assess these functions in adults are summarised.

Findings - It is argued that a clearer understanding of models of memory function adds value to the process of cognitive assessment, guiding the selection of appropriate tests and aiding diagnosis, formulation and rehabilitation planning.

Originality/value - This paper is intended to serve as a resource for professionals who encounter memory disorders in their clinical practice.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Evans, Professor Jonathan and Cullen, Dr Breda
Authors: Cullen, B., and Evans, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Social Care and Neurodisability
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN:2042-0919
ISSN (Online):2042-874X

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